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Joseph Carter "Joey" Jones

Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu

The Unlucky Everydude protagonist and the Kid Hero With The Remote Control for Heroman.

  • Always Save the Girl: When it comes to his Love Interest Lina and his Cool Big Sis Holly. This bring a tiny bit of conflict in Episode 21, where Joey and Psy are led to believe that Lina's brother Will kidnapped Holly. On one hand, Joey admits that he would hurt anyone who hurts Holly, but Joey doesn't want to indirectly hurt Lina either.
  • Disguised in Drag: His older sister insists that he needs to sneak into a hospital to talk to one of the patients. Interestingly enough, he didn't have to alter his appearance much; he just needed to put on a dress.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He greatly admires his father and strives to be like him. Alas, genetics being the fickle bitch that it is, he favors his mother instead. Greatly favors. As in, looks exactly like her.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: The justification for his evading the government's attempts at capturing him and Heroman was that it was clear that the media was being manipulated into making them look like the bad guys, and the fear that he'd wind up as an experiment alongside Heroman. Agent Hughes scolds him for the latter, saying that it was a silly assumption.

Heroman

Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi

The titular character and Joey's Robot Buddy who comes to life after getting hit by lightning.

  • Humongous Mecha: Although his usual size isn't that big, (he can fit inside some buildings if he crouches) he transforms into a more generic case at one point in the anime.
  • Empathic Weapon: His power growth seems to be directly related to Joey's Character Development. Also bears more than a passing resemblance to Joey's personal hero, his father. Hmmm...
  • The Voiceless: The most we get are the occasional grunt and scream during battle.

Simon "Psy" Kaina

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura

Joey's Handicapped Badass best friend.

  • Handicapped Badass: Being unable to walk properly does not seem to impede him from riding a skateboard, assisting the professor in his plans, and even kicking ass right alongside Joey with a sweetass guitar.
  • Musical Assassin: Most of his contributions to battle consist of interfering with the Skrugg Hive Mind using sweet guitar riffs on a modified guitar.

Lina Davis

Voiced by: Maya Obata

Resident cheerleader, Distressed Damsel, and Joey's Love Interest. She is the sister of Will.

  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: A rare inversion: it's our cheerleader who really wants the average, "nerdy/loser" hero, much to her brother's chagrin — Lina is more to take the initiative on her feelings, while Joey's a bit more subtle and reserved about it.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Develops this when she grows torn between heeding Will's warning to stay away from Joey. That, along with Joey lying to her about seeing Will again, only settled her doubt in him.
  • Magic Skirt: Very brief panty shot during her introduction in the manga, but played straight in the anime where we never get a single panty shot due to the series airing on TV Tokyo. note She gets several more in volume two of the manga, later on along with most of the rest of the cheerleading squad.
  • Tag Along Kid: Insists on following Joey and friends into the city during the Center City invasion arc, despite being the only one to not join in the fight against the leader of the Skrugg. This fact allows her to avoid becoming The Load, however.

Matthew "Professor" Denton

Voiced by: Cho

The science teacher at Joey's school whose successful contact with aliens led to the Skrugg attack on Central City.

  • The Atoner: He feels it's his responsibility to help Joey fight the Skrugg. After all, he told them where Earth was in the first place. This being a light-hearted kids' show, he doesn't spend much time angsting over it.
  • Catchphrase: EGUZAKTORY!

     Joey's family 

Holly Virginia Jones

Voiced by: Arisa Ogawasawa

Joey's ladette-ish older sister who returns to Central City following the Skrugg invasion.

  • Disappeared Dad: Unlike Joey who was too small to remember their father, Holly can't forgive him for dying in an act of heroism, which she saw as abandonment.

Virginia "Grandma" Jones

Voiced by: Sumie Sakai

Joey's grandmother.

Brian Carter Jones

Voiced by: Tessho Genda

Joey's deceased father.

Catherine Mae Jones

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino

Joey's deceased mother.

  • Stepford Smiler: According to Holly while her mother was always cheerful in front of her children, she had to cry when she was alone.
  • Tell Me About My Father: Inverted, she was always telling Joey stories about her husband, what affected him a lot.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: While we did saw a grave and date, we still don't know how she died.

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     Center City residents 

William "Will" Davis

Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura

The Bully and Lina's protective older brother who gets turned into a Skrugg.

  • Break the Haughty: Not only does he pretty much lose everything he's ever had in a moment of jealous spite, but all the power he's gained hasn't prevented the Skrugg from doing one damned thing.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He doesn't want Joey anywhere near Lina, even after he's exiled from his house on account of being an alien hybrid.
  • Refused by the Call: He likes to insist that he's the hero. In the manga he attempts to prove himself both by assaulting the Skrugg three separate times and fails each time before learning his lesson. In the anime he fails only once and winds up getting kidnapped and brainwashed by the Skrugg as a result.

Nicholas "Nick" de Carlo

Voiced by: Akio Suyama

Will's Cowardly Sidekick who also gets turned into a Skrugg.

Vera Collins

Voiced by: Naomi Shindo

Hot Teacher who teaches math at Joey's school.

Stan Lee

Voiced by: Atsushi Li

He wants coffee.

     American government 

Axel Hughes

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi

A member of the NIA sent to Central City to gain information on Heroman.

The President

Voiced by: Bin Sasaki

The President of the United States.

  • Not So Stoic: His stern, contemplative appearance takes something of a dent in Episode 16, when he reacts to Heroman obliterating the MR-1 with a loud, enthusiastic, Hiro Nakamura-esque "YATTA!"

Watkins

Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto

An aide to the president.

  • Ridiculously Average Guy: He looks just like a generic politician.
  • Smug Snake: He is the one who was putting pressure on President to do "something" about Heroman. And he also without knowledge of the President ordered research on Koggor's eye, what didn't end well.
  • Evil Chancellor: Subverted, despite being clearly a Smug Snake he warns President about Skrugg attack and escapes with him to the bunker.

     Antagonists 

Kogorr

Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka

The leader of the Skrugg and the resident Big Bad.

  • Bad Boss: All the way up to eating his subordinates. The Skrugg really ought to charge for workers' comp.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Says this when Heroman shows up again to stop Joey's kamikaze attack. Considering that Heroman had his entire abdomen annihilated moments prior, this is understandable.

Dr. Minami

An Evil Genius with connections to the White House and the military.

  • General Ripper: Does a rather good job of being this despite not actually being a military officer, thanks to his ties with the armed forces and obsession with Heroman.
  • The Napoleon: Takes increasingly-ridiculous measures to compensate for his diminutive stature, culminating in dangling from his team's tilt-rotor like a tiny green-and-white marionette.
  • Punny Name: "Minami" sounds almost exactly like "Mini Me", a reference to his height.

Amanorich and Stallion

Voiced by: Anri Katsu and Masufumi Kimura

Those Two Guys who work for Dr. Minami.

Veronica

Voiced by: Ryoko Gi

Dr. Minami's assistant.

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